Let the Journey Begin to a Healthier Me

As a blogger, writing about your health, fitness, and food habits can be a little tricky. In fact, my friend and I were talking the other day about being “that person.” You know the one who constantly talks about going to the gym, posts pics of their smoothies and meals, or even selfies when working out. Are you guilty of being “that person?” Well, I’m not ashamed to say that I just might become “that person” and not feel one ounce of bad about it. 

In fact, as I write this, I’m waiting for my lunch to arrive. A nice healthy salad, if you’re wondering. I’ll spare you the pics on Instagram.

Day 1 of working out. On the treadmill in my gym.
Day 1 of working out. On the treadmill in my gym.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my relationship with food and how it’s affecting my life. I’ve gone so long thinking of it in a way that’s only been hurting me, not helping me. Instead of viewing it as nutrition for my body, I’ve looked at is an indulgence. And that needs to change.

Now, I’m not talking about going on a strict diet, because that’s not a word I’m fond of. What I am talking about is bringing the joy back into the foods I’ve neglected for so long. I really need to change my food train of thought and eating habits.

Just so you know, I’m a true believer in baby steps. I can’t rush into something crazy or over the top. I’m more likely to quit that way. And FYI, this is a thought process that works for me. Always think about what works for you and your body.

When it comes to eating better, I’ve already started researching options. And I like the idea of The Whole30 Program. Particularly, because of some medical issues I’m dealing with. My friends are doing it right now and they say it’s challenging. Have any of you tried it? Tell me in the comments below what your experience with it is. Also, is that something you’d like for me to share here?

And believe it or not, I started working out yesterday (see photo). Like I said…baby steps. I walked for an hour on the treadmill. My body sure loved that after not working out for a long time. Can you say sore hips? Anyways, this also led me to the conclusion that I need a new sports bra. You don’t even want to know how old my current sports bra is. No you don’t. Feel free to leave your bra recommendations below!

So, take this post as a warning that I may become “that person.” And I’m doing all of this in the name of a healthier Curves and Chaos. I’m just hoping to bring you along for the ride on my fitness journey.

If you’ve recently started working out and want to share you journey with us please do below.

OR

If you work out all the time, feel free to share you tips, favorite links, or blog posts with us below.

Disclosure: I’m not a medical professional. If you are looking to lose weight, eat better, or change your lifestyle—please seek the attention of a physician for advice.

  • I’m doing Whole 30 right now… and I am totally that person. It’s challenging, but I am actually really enjoying it. Carbs are the easy part. I miss the cheese and legumes. I’d say do it. It’s only for 30 days and then you can get back to eating what you really want… and knowing what you really want.

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      Thank you for sharing @Lessofless:disqus!! Are you sharing your journey somewhere? I’d love to follow 🙂

  • When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and thyroid cancer in October 2013, I really had no choice but to immediately start cutting out gluten, sugar, and grains. It was definitely a bit challenging for a while. Not only was I hungry, but everything took preparation and planning. While I was figuring out the things I *could* eat, I was hungry all the time. But as time has gone on, it gets a lot easier as you learn about ways to make tasty things that are still in line with healthier ways of eating. I don’t know if you’ve heard of a spiralizer, but it is a gadget that allows you to make noodles out of any vegetable you want. It’s great!

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      @DivineMrsDiva:disqus thank you so much for sharing your story and words of advice. I know it’s already hard, but I know worth it in the end. And thank you for the recommendation. I’ll definitely check it out.

  • Dainty Chic

    Really nice reflection on food.

    http://www.daintyandchic.com

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      Thank you @daintychic:disqus 🙂

  • That’s awesome! I wish you the best on your journey because we all know it’s tough to learn to be healthier.
    I’ve struggled with my weight off and on because I was diagnosed with PCOS. I finally took a step to be extreme starting this year because sugar and flours aren’t good for my body and affects my fertility. Once, I’m not addicted to sugar I’ll explore what’s best for me. But it’s so hard. I fail! Many times! But have learned to never feel bad, but to just keep going. Best of luck and can’t wait to see your transformation not only outside, but inside:what it teaches you.

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      Thank you @disqus_xpGmKIGnAH:disqus !! You support means so much!!

  • Arlene

    So proud of you! Baby steps or not, it’s a big decision/choice you won’t look back at and regret! Wish I was closer to join in on some healthier lunches!

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      Thank you Weens!! xo

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